Monday, April 26, 2010

Crazy Detour

Today we decided to break up the 5 hour drive home from Long Island to Boston's South Shore.

We made a slight detour to 1) See a friend's newborn in Newport, RI 2) Go to Crazy Burger in Narragansett, RI.

Food came first. We'd never heard of this place until last week when late at night, while we were definitely on the hungry side, we were tortured by a feature on it on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Click the link and then wipe the drool off your chin.

Of course since the burgers had 12 ingredients apiece they looked absolutely delicious - again, late at night, on color TV.

My wife and I split a:

BAA-BAA BURGER : Ground lamb & feta cheese baked in phyllo dough with a side of oregano-pepperoncini relish. ($10.99)

and a...

WHASSUPY BURGER: Ground beef spiced up intensely with a combination of horseradish, garlic & Worcestershire sauce. Topped with gooey Brie cheese & home-made red onion rings & served on a whole wheat bun. On the side, you'll find some more heat with a wasabi-chipotle mayonnaise. ($10.99)

Our verdict?

The first one was great, the second one was decent. Remember we are real food snobs - given that we can both cook and that we've lived in a couple of restaurant paradises.

I'd say if you're in the area Crazy Burger is definitely worth your time. Although I only counted 10 tables in the place. So don't just pop-in at primetime or in the summer and expect to eat any time soon.

My favorite meal is a greasy lunch so I love that show. Hopefully I'll be able to hit one of his other spotlighted restaurants soon. I have Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk, CT in mind because it's near my BIL's house.

Oh....the newborn?

She was a cutie-pie. My daughter (above) really loved holding her. I excitedly told her that soon she'd have her own baby. The Princess replied, "Is the doctor going to put it in my tummy?"

He better not!

There's no way I'd ever permit my angel to be courted by a drug-pushing, Big Government-annointed quack!


Paul Mitchell said...

Alright, I think you should drop everything else and just do the restaurant review thingy.

Dude, that salmon burger looked awesome and I HATE salmon.

CaptiousNut said...

I'm with you on the salmon burger. And my wife really regretted not ordering one.

But you can plainly see how after watching that show one living within a couple hour radius would just HAVE TO figure out a way to get to Crazy Burger, no?

Paul Mitchell said...

Yeppers, I have no qualms at all with a two hour travel to try a new restaurant. Especially one that tries to create and deliver something that looks as appealing and is as novel as Crazy Burger.

I would kill for someone to try a new type of restaurant near my house. You want some Chinese or Mexican? We have an abundance.